Chief of Police

City of Fort Valley, Ga   Fort Valley, GA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 8, 2022


DEPARTMENT: Police, City of Fort Valley

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for directing the provision of police services for the city government, including coordinating the internal and external activities of the department.


.Directs departmental operations and administration to ensure the protection of life and property; directs the implementation of plans, policies, and activities.
.Directs and supervises the work of personnel; delegates duties to administrative personnel.
.Administers all major employment actions, including the hiring, transfer, evaluation, promotion, appointment, termination, discipline, and recognition of personnel.
. Establishes controls to ensure that departmental activities are implemented according to plans and operating procedures.
. Develops and implements overall departmental policies and standards of operations, programs, procedures, and regulations.
. Develops and implements short- and long-range goals for the department; establishes priorities for the improvement of law enforcement services.
. Develops the annual budget for the department based on an analysis of projected needs and resources; monitors expenditures under the current budget.
. Directs the maintenance and security of all records and materials associated with departmental activities.
. Makes periodic public addresses to explain departmental operations, policies and objectives.
. Serves as communications liaison with other administrative personnel within the city government.
. Attends City Council and other meetings as necessary.
. Maintains relationships with professional associations and other agencies, boards, commissions, committees, and organizations to further the law enforcement function.
. Provides consultation, direction, and administrative advice in major criminal cases and internal investigations.
. Participates in professional development activities and assures that other departmental personnel do likewise.
. Supervises, trains, directs, counsels, evaluates, and disciplines subordinates.
. Performs other related duties as assigned.


. Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of police administration.
. Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques and principles.
. Knowledge of financial and personnel management.
. Knowledge of budgeting procedures.
. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
. Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
. Skill in planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making and problem solving.
. Skill in the use of firearms and other standard and specialized equipment.
. Skill in public relations.
. Skill in interpersonal relations.
. Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of departmental activities.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include departmental policies and procedures, federal employment guidelines, court decisions, federal, state, and local laws, and city ordinances. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops departmental guidelines.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied managerial, supervisory, and directive duties in police administration. The broad range of decision-making activities required contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to plan, direct and manage the overall provision of police services to the citizens of the city. Successful performance helps ensure the effectiveness of departmental services, enhances the quality of life for area citizens, and affects the public image of the city.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with departmental personnel, elected officials, the District Attorney, the City Attorney, judges, attorneys, military personnel, business owners, citizens, suspects, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, make presentations, motivate, and direct employees, settle matters, and provide services.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over Major - Investigation (1), Major - Patrol (1), Captain - Administration (1), Lieutenant - Support Services (1), Lieutenant - Training Officer (1), and Administrative Secretary (1).

SALARY: Based on Experience and Qualifications

Closes: Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

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